Lianna Hursh

February 26, 2015 - 4:09pm
Blogger Lianna Hursh takes a trip to Paris, visits the Eiffel Tower and learns what not to do in a French restaurant.

You know that joke, a horse walks into a bar, and the bartender asks, "Why the long face?"

Here’s my revision of this joke: Two Americans walk into a French restaurant, and the waiter asks, “Want anything to drink?”

The rest of this story is funny. You will laugh. But know that at the time, my friend and I did not find this funny. We weren’t happy and we didn’t laugh. But what I’ve learned from life, and from being abroad, is often your most hideous moments end up being your greatest stories (or in this case, blogs).

February 15, 2015 - 5:34pm
After a weekend trip to Brussels, blogger Lianna Hursh realizes how quickly London is becoming her home.

London reminds me of a quieter, saner version of New York City. When I took my first trip on the tube, I found the deafening sound of silence pretty shocking. I wondered why people weren’t speaking to each other. I wondered if the older man in front of me had a wife and kids, and what the angsty teenager sitting to my right ate for lunch, but I knew I couldn’t ask. 

February 2, 2015 - 2:36pm
Blogger Lianna Hursh shares her first lessons learned while studying abroad in London.

There’s an uneasiness about first arriving in a foreign country that can make even the most comfortable people feel uncomfortable. About an hour into arriving in London I deemed Starbucks my safe haven for the semester. The only other American food chains I saw were KFC and McDonalds, so the choice was rather obvious.